Intel’s AI-enhanced upscaling solution can already be found in a handful of notable games, but the list continues to grow.
Per a new video and article shared by Intel’s Ryan Shrout, Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) support is headed to some of this year’s biggest titles. They include Gotham Knights, WB Games Montréal’s new action role-playing game centered on the Bat Family, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Activision and Infinity Ward’s hugely anticipated shooter.
Here’s the list of the games that are featured, including titles that have already added support for the upscaling technology:
- Anvil Vault Breakers
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
- Chivalry II
- Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
- DioField Chronicles
- Ghostbusters Spirits Unleashed
- Ghostwire Tokyo
- Gotham Knights
- Hitman III
- Naraka Bladepoint
- Redout II
- Shadow of The Tomb Raider
- Super People
- The Rift Breaker
- The Settlers
- Vampire Bloodhunt
And here’s Intel’s first-party benchmarks on how well XeSS can boost the performance of the company’s own Arc A770 GPUs. Performance Mode can apparently enable over double the frame rate in select titles in 1440p under the Max+RT setting.
Shrout on XeSS’ different quality levels:
To suit your preference for performance versus precision, XeSS is available at several different quality levels which vary the input resolution. “Performance” runs the fastest, “Ultra Quality” gives the best images, while “Balanced” and “Quality” fall in-between. TAP set XeSS to Balanced in Shadow of the Tomb Raider while my XeSS was turned off. We both ran at 1440p, max settings with raytracing on, and his game ran around high-60 frames per second while mine was in the mid-40s. For more info on framerates, see the data table at the end of this article.
Intel’s first Arc GPUs have finally begun showing up at retailers in the U.S. and other markets. They include the ASRock Challenger Arc A380 and GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Photon 6G OC, which have been listed at $139.99 and $234.99, respectively, at Newegg (third-party seller for the latter).